British man stabbed by taxi driver on holiday in Ibiza

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British man stabbed by taxi driver on holiday in Ibiza

A British man is in hospital after being stabbed by a taxi driver after a reported row about the fare while on holiday in Ibiza.

Grant Sommerville, 22, from Scotland, received a single stab wound to the chest during the row after a night out in the party town of San Antonio.

Mr Sommerville had got into the cab after enjoying a night at a beach club, but was left bleeding in the street after the incident near the Poniente Playa Hotel just after 1am on Friday.

He had partied at the Ushuaia Hotel in nearby Playa d'en Bossa, where DJ legend Carl Cox had been playing.

A Civil Guard spokesman told the Express: "The victim was a young Brit aged 22 who had been stabbed in the chest. He was with two friends when officers arrived."

According to the Scottish Sun, the spokesman said a man had been arrested over the incident: "We arrested a man in the early hours of yesterday morning on suspicion of wounding.

"The arrested man said after picking up the three men and taking them in his vehicle, they rowed with him over the fare and attacked him and he defended himself with a multi-use tool knife he had in his car."

Friends told the Scottish Sun that Grant is "not the sort of guy to argue over a taxi fare" and described him as "not an aggressive guy at all".

Grant had been working in Ibiza over the summer season. His condition was described as "serious" but he has now moved wards after improving.

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